Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Author: United Nations
Year: 1948 Edit Add
Book: Media and Participation

Crucial to the MacBride Commission report, and to the debates that took place before it was published, was the embedding of participation in the right to communicate, referred to by Jacobson (1998) as a third-generation human right (see also Fisher and Harms, 1982; Servaes, 1998; Dakroury, 2009). "is right was originally proposed in 1969 – by the French civil servant Jean d’Arcy – and aimed to broaden the right to be informed, which is embedded in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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